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Cristóbal BALENCIAGA

Spanish Cristóbal BALENCIAGA

born Cristóbal BALENCIAGA EIZAGUIRRE

Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house

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Born: on January 21, 1895 in Guetaria, España
Died: on March 23, 1972 in Jávea, España


Biography

Balenciaga was born in Getaria, a fishing town in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, on January 21, 1895. His mother was a seamstress, and as a child Balenciaga often spent time with her as she worked. At the age of twelve, he began work as the apprentice of a tailor. When Balenciaga was a teenager, the Marchioness de Casa Torres, the foremost noblewoman in his town, became his customer and patron.

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- Category Fashion Designer